Traditionally, it was used for colds, as a decongestant, to relieve asthma and fevers, for its bactericidal and antiviral actions, to ease aching joints. The leaves and oil are predominantly used in inhalation preparations. Additionally, eucalyptus is an effective natural insect repellant and antiseptic.
The Eucaliptus Camaldulensis essential oil has been used for generations in herbal remedies. Likewise, the oils antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic properties have made it very useful for everyday life. The plant has been used to treat gastrointestinal ailments, such as colic, diarrhea, and dysentery. Likewise, it has helped treat respiratory diseases, from colds, coughs, and asthma to sore throat and trachalgia.
The essential oil, when used carefully, can stop bleeding, heal wounds and, relieves spasms as well as muscle, joint, and tooth pains.
The pleasant scent of the Eucalyptus helps to soothe mind and body. It also aids in concentration. Cools down the emotions and stimulates the senses.
The oil also has insecticidal, anti-parasitic, and repellent characteristics. It has been proven an excellent larvicidal against two mosquito species–Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Likewise, it is known to deter adult females of Culex pipiens.